Razer Blade Stealth + Core and the Oculus Rift

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yautja_cetanu, Jan 25, 2016.

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  1. Yautja_cetanu_no_id

    Yautja_cetanu_no_id New Member

    I've tried to ask razer on twitter and on facebook. Anyone know if the Razer Blade core is likely to support the Oculus rift? If it is just a graphic card extender I can see no reason why not, but then optimus shouldn't have made that much difference to the rift.

    I'm considering what I should buy for when the rift comes out in April.

    Considering a desktop, considering an ASUS with a full 980 in it and watercooled, considering an alienware with its graphics extender but the stealth and core looks more appealing.
  2. mdaly001

    mdaly001 Active Member

    would love to know as well!
  3. ironcrow

    ironcrow Active Member

    You might want to take a look at the CV1 Hardware Megathread over on r/oculus. The best news I saw there was if your current single GPU firestrike score is over 9,000, you're good for at least the launch - but once developers start leveraging newer hardware features, it might be time to upgrade (I'm in that boat, with 10,000+ on a 780 Ti Kingpin)

    If I was going to buy a prebuilt rig, I'd probably look for the "VRReady" branding like what you'd see on the Alienware X51. The base i5 model is guaranteed to be Oculus VR ready, and pretty cheap, comparatively speaking.

    That doesn't help you with a direct answer, but watch for the upcoming benchmarks on the Razer Blade + Core and see if they pull 9,000+. If that's with a 970 or 980, you might be in the clear. (For reference, a 2015 Razer Blade pulled 6,550 without a Core, obv).

    I'm sure it'll be OSVR ready, but when I compare the specs to CV1 / Vive, OSVR kind of feels like 3DHead to me (with similar marketing lately). ;)
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